Keith and Kristyn Getty, the world-renowned modern hymn writers whose songs are sung by millions of people each year in churches and concert halls, return with a new studio album titled Facing a Task Unfinished. The project marks the fifth studio album from the couple and their first major release of new songs since Hymns for the Christian Life in 2012.
Internationally renowned music artists Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, and Chris Tomlin all appear as special guests on the new album.
The album was inspired by the hymn “Facing a Task Unfinished,” written in 1931 by China Inland Mission (now OMF International) worker Frank Houghton. The hymn is a call for missionaries to go into the heart of China amid harrowing persecution, international political unrest, and global uncertainty. Moved by the powerful hymn, more than 200 missionaries soon set sail to plant the seeds of the gospel in that country, resulting in what mission experts believe to be the greatest growth of Christianity in the history of the world — estimated to be 80-130 million people over the last three-quarters of a century.
Facing a Task Unfinished was released June 17. A two-year international tour of the album will begin in September with a run of concerts at Belfast Waterfront in Northern Ireland and US touring later this fall and next spring.